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The Best Progressive Rock (and Metal) of 2012
4 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM
The albums you see below are a testament to the chameleonic nature of prog: Coldplay-esque stadium ballads, sludge metal, sample-heavy concept records, and classic-style prog all stand side by side.
The Best Metal of 2011
25 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM
PopMatters’ staff of metal experts present their top picks from a year that offered a standout work of Christian “progressive death metalcore”, a philosophical treatise on “Transcendent Black Metal”, and one amazing debut.
The Best Metal Albums of 2009
10 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM
It seems every year I say it, but this year it's truer than ever: this was one hell of a year for metal. If you think the Mastodon record is good (which it is) just wait 'til you hear this list’s top three.
Between the Buried and Me: Coma Ecliptic
6 Jul 2015 // 8:30 PM
Coma Ecliptic is an exquisite masterpiece that once again proves why Between the Buried and Me is leading the progressive metal movement.
Between the Buried and Me: The Parallax II: Future Sequence
16 Oct 2012 // 5:05 PM
There's a great album buried somewhere in the overloaded 72 minutes of The Parallax II.
Thomas Giles - "Sleep Shake" Video (PopMatters Premiere)
25 Jan 2011 // 10:16 PM
Tommy Rogers is out to blow perceptions away, though, with his new solo album Pulse, issued under his given first and middle name of Thomas Giles.